Type: Land Trust and Vashon Park District Ownership
Years Acquired:1998 to 2004
In 1998, Bill Fisher gave the Land Trust 90 acres containing Fisher Pond and its surrounding forest. This island treasure remains the largest individual donation received by the Land Trust to date. Continuing efforts since then have increased this preserve to 150 acres and extended the beautiful, well-used Fisher Pond Trail in both directions, toward Agren Park and all the way to Cove Rd across from the Vashon airport.
Fisher Pond is Vashon’s largest open-water pond and one of the top island birding spots. The Pond also forms the headwaters of Shinglemill Creek (see also Shinglemill Creek Preserve).
The Fisher Pond trail is open to the public for low-impact pedestrian enjoyment. Please stay on the trails and respect the rules that Bill required we uphold: NO dogs, leashed or unleashed, NO horses, and NO wheeled vehicles. Bill Fisher wanted the Pond preserved for “the critters.”
There are multiple access points for the trail. The main trailhead is at the Fisher Pond warehouse, located just west of the Pond on Bank Rd. Ample parking in the lot, the trail is signed and heads into the woods across the driveway. The west entrance, on Bank Rd. between 125th Ave SW and Agren Park across from Commons Road, look for a signed entrance to the trail. The northeast entrance, on the south side of Cove Road across from the Vashon Airport and marked with a trail sign.